Born and bred in Cape Town and raised with Maltese and parrots, it all started with my first “big dog”, a German Shepherd dog called Bruno. We started normal companionship training – and I was hooked!
Gabriel – the best teacher ever!
Dog training found it’s way to my introduction of IPO (International Working Trials).
My best teacher in this sport was Gabriel, my second German Shepherd (you can see that by now I am a German Shepherd girl!).
When Gabriel retired, I bought my first imported German Shepherd from working lines, Ornella and I have not looked back. I’m not an outdoorsy person, except when training my dogs.
According to my husband, I am horribly competitive, (a statement I vehemently deny) – and raging against that accusation, I entered my first National IPO Competition and together with Ornella, came 1st in IPO2.
Give me my dogs and my laptop – and my passions have an outlet! This suites me down to the ground. My love for sporting dogs provide be with direction and being awkward with people, I love that my dogs understand me perfectly! You will see that some of my posts have a particular leaning to sporting dogs.
But sporting dogs have their own hang ups.